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Title [Siblico Bathhouse, South Beach, Staten Island]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Studio or Publisher N.Y. Photo Co.
Date August 20, 1916
Collection Staten Island Geographic Collection
Description Original B&W print. View of the beach at South Beach, Staten Island, with the boardwalk in the background. There are folding chairs and beach umbrellas on the beach; two women are seated in chairs at left. In the center of the image is a wooden walkway extending onto the beach from the boardwalk; several people walk or stand on the walkway. The boardwalk is crowded with men and women. The building in the center of the image has sign "SIBLICO BATHS." Other signs visible on the boardwalk include "CRYSTAL PHOTO STUDIO;" "COLD LEMON[ADE] / SOFT DRI[NKS];" "PARCELS / CHECKED / 5c;" and "HELLER'S RESTAURANT / QUICK / LUNCH / CLAM / CHOWDER / 10c." Inscription lower right: "N.Y. PHOTO CO." A handwritten inscription on the reverse dates this August 20, 1916.
(Keywords: New York City, Early Twentieth Century)
Print size 6.375 x 9.750
Ownership and History The name "SIBLICO" seen on the bathhouse stands for the Staten Island Beach Land Improvement Company, which operated the beach and boardwalk at South Beach.
Earliest Date 1916
Latest Date 1916
Subjects Beaches
Photographic studios
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number PH01.1370
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, April 2017.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.